Astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan


Moscow: On Saturday, An International Space Station squad including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely in the fine steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule moving NASA's Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and the Russian agency Roscosmos' Yuri Malenchenko touched downward as planned at 3:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

 The team reported reaction fine as their ship slide off the course and headed down to Earth. All tumble exercises were performed without any hitches. Helicopters moving recovery teams were turning the area as the capsule was downhill slowly under a gigantic orange-and-white parachute. A medical check-up was there. Peake ended the race in 3 hours and 35 minutes, a record for the fastest marathon in orbit, according to Guinness World Records. The trio spent 186 days in space given that their launch in December 2015. They have conducted hundreds of scientific experiments. For Malenchenko, it was a sixth mission, and he logged up a total of 828 days in space, the second-longest accumulated time in space after Russian Gennady Padalka. Kopra has logged up 244 days in space on two flights. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams beside with Russians Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos will function the station for three weeks awaiting the arrival of three new crew members. NASA conveyed that the information established would help in the potential expansion of vaccines and could be applicable in the treatment of patients suffering from ocular diseases, such as glaucoma.